Truro & Roseland local news

Cornwall Council votes 49-46 for the multi-million pound land deal which will lead to Truro New Town

10th July 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has voted 49-46, with two abstentions, to go ahead with the controversial land deal necessary to create “Truro New Town” at...

Cornish pasty baker closes with loss of 109 jobs – and the finger of suspicion points to Brexit

10th July 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornish pasty-makers Crantock Bakery has gone into administration with the loss of 109 jobs. Staff were told yesterday (Monday.)  Bosses said the higher...

Bark and ride comes to Truro

4th July 2018 By Peter Tremayne Dogs are now allowed on Truro’s park-and-ride bus service.  Cornwall Council yesterday (Tuesday) started a three month trial to allow pets to accompany...

Parking review is damaging Truro’s economy, says the man who used to be in charge of transport

25th June 2018 By Graham Smith The man who was in charge of Cornwall’s transport policy until last year has called for a review of the decision to scrap...

Cornwall Council cabinet votes to create “Truro New Town”

20th June 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council’s cabinet this morning voted unanimously to go ahead with a major intervention in the property market to allow a new town...

Is it the new “stay home” Friday night effect? Or just a different way of counting crime? Cornwall to keep its “Cumulative Impact Zones” to inform alcohol licensing decisions

19th June 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Areas which restrict the number of places selling alcohol will remain in place in four towns across Cornwall. There are currently Cumulative Impact...

EXCLUSIVE: Truro housing site once hailed as “visionary village and farm project” is to be sold – with planning permission

15th June 2018 By Graham Smith A controversial “community farm and village” to the south of Truro is to be sold, after a long planning battle eventually resulted in...

Stadium for Cornwall appoints project manager, but still no start date for construction

15th June 2018 By Graham Smith Plans to build a Stadium for Cornwall are about to take a significant step forward with the appointment of a project manager –...

Named: the councillor whose frozen laptop caused a security flap at County Hall

14th June 2018 By Graham Smith Truro councillor Rob Nolan is being asked to apologise for a Tweet he sent claiming that a woman Conservative member of Cornwall Council...

Cause of Truro sheltered homes fire is “suspicious”

13th June 2018 By Peter Tremayne Police and fire experts are investigating the cause of a blaze which swept through a sheltered homes complex in Truro last night.  Initial...

Hall for Cornwall closes until 2020 for major refurbishment

3rd June 2018 By Graham Smith The Hall for Cornwall closed last night (Saturday) for a two-year £20 million refurbishment project. Chris Pomfret, chair of the building’s trustees, said...

Local council election results project two Tory losses in Cornwall

6th May 2018 By Graham Smith The Conservatives would almost certainly lose two seats in Cornwall, if the “swing” in votes seen across England last week in council elections...

Who wants to be a millionaire? Cornwall Council set to splash the cash and turn options into houses at Truro New Town

2nd May 2018 By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council looks set to intervene in major development plans which will allow a new town to be built on the outskirts of...

Labour Party selects Jennifer Forbes for Truro & Falmouth

29th April 2018 By Graham Smith The Labour Party has selected Jennifer Forbes as its Parliamentary candidate for the Truro & Falmouth constituency. She emerged victorious after a long...

Decision day for Truro & Falmouth Labour Party

28th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Labour Party activists will be looking for news from the Truro & Falmouth constituency today (Saturday) when local members elect a prospective...

Coming soon: Truro New Town

26th April 2018 By Richard Whitehouse A new town with a population similar to that of Liskeard, Launceston or St Ives could be built on the outskirts of Truro....

Government offers to help Truro stadium project

24th April 2018 By Julia Penhaligon The government has told Whitehall civil servants to help Cornwall Council prepare the final business case for a Truro stadium, ahead of an...

The official voting record: how your councillor decided for or against the Truro stadium (and the seven who abstained)

19th April 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Seven Cornwall councillors abstained on the Truro stadium vote, an analysis of the official voting record reveals. The seven councillors, who each receive...

Cornwall’s secondary school pupils face cut-per-head lottery under new funding formula, as class sizes start to increase

19th April 2018 By Peter Tremayne The cash spent on Cornwall’s secondary school pupils is hundreds of pounds less than needed, according to an analysis of official Department for...

Tomorrow is D-Day for the stadium: the odds might be shortening, but it still looks like most councillors will say “no” to a £3 million gift of taxpayers’ cash

16th April 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall councillors vote tomorrow (Tuesday) on whether to gift £3 million towards a private sports stadium at Truro.  All the signs are that...